The High-Road of Empire. Water-Colour and Pen-Ink Sketches …
The High-Road of Empire. Water-Colour and Pen-Ink Sketches …

HALLAM MURRAY, A. H. The High-Road of Empire. Water-Colour and Pen-Ink Sketches in India.

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HALLAM MURRAY, A. H. The High-Road of Empire. Water-Colour and Pen-Ink Sketches in India. London, John Murray, 1905.

8vo. Blue cloth spine over orange cloth boards; spine lettered and ornamented in gilt; boards ornamented in blind; top edge gilt; teal endpapers; pp. xxix, 453; with 47 plates after coloured sketches with captioned tissue guards, printed in bistre, and numerous text illustrations; light marks to boards; minor horizontal tear to outer edges of pp. 54 and 55; an internally very clean copy, showcasing Murray's marvellous watercolours.
First edition. Hallam Murray gives detailed, concise accounts of the areas he visited in India, accompanied by plates of his watercolours painted throughout India. 'No attempt has been made to go far afield, or to give an elaborate account of the country, and its engrossing social, political and religious problems. Our experiences were those of the ordinary Englishman who spends a few months on the threshold of an ancient and mysterious land and life' (Preface).
'Like most young men of his social class, A. H. Hallam Murray received a good education. He then attended Slade School of Fine Art. He subsequently became a distinguished artist who regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy.' (National Library of Scotland). This is a luxurious book production, published by the artist's brother, John Murray IV.

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